Our big girlie is 11 today... lots of fun and friends today.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Makincould hg the trememberedmost out of last days of summer. The Museum Of Power was holding a Heritage Day. All aboard the steam train (the whole thing about steam converting into energy continues to amaze me).
We met up with Dad and Berry which was a lovely surprise (we all piled round to Nanny's for tea afterwards).
Milly was given a lovely old vintage Dart 8 mm cine camera. She's so happy with it... it's a great little thing we're able to learn so much about the evolution of cameras! (I'm in love with Google for that!)
Hettie through a bunch of oak leaves over the walk-bridge and we did pooh sticks. Daddy threw a Conker and we all watched it roll down down the stream in the shallow water.
It was such a lovely day... smelling the oil, coal, steam and swarfega, hearing all the churning, rolling, banging and thudding of all the machinery. The girlies enjoyed pressing all the buttons and pulling levers just to see, just to hear, just to feel. In fact... it's never actually just, is it! They saw, they heard and they felt. They learned.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
She's getting a dab hand at this baking business. Lots of chat about the current education minister, binding, curdling eggs, butter and sugar mixture and food weights. Yesterday we were at a friends having a one on one learning about installing, downloading and upgrading so we talked about measurements within pc's ie. GB, KB and MB... it's all a foreign language to me but I'm hopeful that my two understand it all. They are linking weights and measures all the time. It seems to be everywhere and the more we do the more I see. It's unavoidable. Less abstract than formal 'Maths'.
Hettie learns about halves, thirds, symmetry, division, the six and two times table... but don't tell her she did! LOL She totally got it and in 20 minutes she'll be able to eat maths! It's EVERYWHERE I tell you... everywhere.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
It's the sea! And we love it! Simply wonderful breathing in all that fresh air and rummaging through the delights that the sea had washed up! We all found some wonderful curiosities to bring home and enjoy. What shall we do with them?
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Perfect for breakfast. Thank you to my lovely friend, Vic in Denmark for sending them over. They've all gone now! Time to source them ourselves for more yummy delights. They're so versatile I'm sure but we're yet to move on from just melting these gorgeous slices of scrumptiousness on bagels!